This is an archived blog post from The Acorn.
Confidence building measures were supposed to bridge the “trust deficit” between India and Pakistan. A degree of mutual trust was presumed to be important before negotiations on trickier issues (like Kashmir, for example) could commence.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh—who appears to be unconvinced of the need to get tough with Pakistan even after terrorist attacks across several Indian cities over the last year—has called upon the nation to reflect on relations with Pakistan. So let’s reflect on one particular aspect: from India’s perspective, what measures has Pakistan taken to build confidence with India?
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